April 12, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS Central Valley Tops List Of U.S. Ag Counties Business Journal California once again led the nation in agricultural sales in 2017, with six Valley counties — along with one along the state’s Central Coast — topping ag sales across the nation. Valley Olive Oil Makers Judged Among Best In The State Business […]


April 11, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Rep. Harder questions Education Secretary DeVos’ plan to cut literacy programs Modesto Bee California representative Josh Harder challenged Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at a hearing on April 10, 2019. Harder, who is a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, questioned DeVos’ motives about cutting literacy programming. […]


April 10, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Modesto district to spend millions on school upgrades. Where your money is going Modesto Bee Modesto City Schools is poised in May to issue the first $26 million in bonds for renovations and improvements for elementary schools and junior high campuses. GM will retire from one of Stanislaus County’s […]


April 9, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Cong Harder: How legislation in Washington, D.C. can help homeless in Modesto Modesto Bee In Stanislaus County, there are upward of a thousand people without a place to call home. Hundreds of folks in our community don’t have a bed in homeless shelters and spend their nights in the […]


April 8, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: High-end hotel coming to downtown Modesto? City is looking into a proposal for one Modesto Bee The city could be taking a hard look at a proposal for a high-end, 200-room hotel next to Modesto Centre Plaza, which supporters believe will be a key driver to an improved downtown […]


April 5, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: UC Merced chancellor visits DC, discusses immigration with congressional leaders Fresno Bee Dorothy Leland made her way to Capitol Hill this week for the first convening of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. See also: ·       Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis to speak at UC Merced […]


April 4, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Why Harder, other valley reps are asking EPA for close review of delta water plan Modesto Bee Political leaders from the valley are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to closely scrutinize new water quality standards proposed for the San Joaquin-Sacramento delta. Mayor at odds with Modesto’s $2.6 million offer […]


April 3, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: Former McClintock challenger lands $165,000 job in Newsom administration Sierra Star Jessica Morse’s underdog campaign to oust Rep. Tom McClintock from Congress in 2018 was unsuccessful, but it helped land her a new job — in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration. Council OK’s bonds for project Stockton Record The Stockton […]


April 2, 2019

POLICY & POLITICS North SJ Valley: 2 more city heads leaving Madera Tribune The Madera City Council declined to renew the employment contracts of two long-time city department heads, in closed session negotiations on March 20. If you think running for office as a Latina is easy, talk to Sarah Reyes, Esmeralda Soria or Esmeralda […]